AzerTag, Azerbaijan
May 5 2006

PREMIER OF AZERBAIJAN ARTUR RASIZADE MEETS WITH LITHUANIAN LEADERS
[May 05, 2006, 20:24:29]

Visiting Vilnius the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade has
met with the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, May 5.

The head of the Lithuanian state has thanked the Prime Minister of
Azerbaijan for participation in work of the Vilnius summit of heads
of the state and government of the Baltic and Black Sea, discussions
on which will introduce the positive moments in development of
democratic processes on Southern Caucasus. As Valdas Adamkus has
noted, Lithuania is interested in development of cooperation with
Azerbaijan in all areas. He has expressed hope for a fast meeting
with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

The Prime Minister of Azerbaijan has told about social and economic
reforms, the global transport and power projects that are carried out
in Azerbaijan, about fast delivery in operation of the
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. The head of Azerbaijan Government has
noted also dynamics of development of the non-oil sector of
Azerbaijan. The President of Lithuania was given detailed information
and on the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The same day, Mr. Rasizade met with the vice-speaker of Lithuanian
Seym Cheslavas Yurshenas. Lithuania is going to expand the ties with
Azerbaijan, as a country-leader in South Caucasian region. Also was
underlined the necessity of development of inter-parliamentary
cooperation, with this purpose, it is planned to open representation
of the Lithuanian Seym.

The Prime Minister of Azerbaijan has met also with the head of the
Lithuanian government Algirdas Brazauskas who has presented Artur
Rasizade the information on process of admission of Lithuania to the
European Union, about the measures undertaken in this connection.
During the meeting, took place exchange of views concerning expansion
of the Lithuanian-Azeri economic cooperation.

On May 5, the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan met with representatives
of business circles of Lithuania. Speaking at the meeting, the
general director of the Confederation of Industrialists of Lithuania
Rimas Varkulyavichus has noted low level of existing links of
commodity circulation between Azerbaijan and Lithuania. The
Lithuanian businessmen show interest to investment in agriculture,
processing industry and other spheres of economy of Azerbaijan, to
adjustment of direct contacts with the Azerbaijani entrepreneurs.

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan has told to participants of meeting
about the level of GDP in Azerbaijan economy growing from year to
year, developing non-oil sector.

On May 5, the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan has left for home. At the
international airport of Vilnius Artur Rasizade was seen off by
members of the Lithuanian government.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress